Leslie Morgan Steiner, author of Crazy Love and editor of the highly acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars, writes the column “Two Cents on Working Motherhood” for the website Mommy Track’d: The Working Mother’s Guide to Managed Chaos. She wrote the popular “On Balance” blog for washingtonpost.com from 2006-2008. She is a frequent national television and radio guest on NBC’s Today Show, The Diane Rehm Show on NPR, MSNBC, Fox News and other programs. Her latest book is titled The Baby Chase: How Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family. Steiner holds a BA in English from Harvard College and is a successful corporate executive with 20 years of marketing experience at Leo Burnett, Johnson & Johnson and The Washington Post. She lives with her husband and three children in Washington, D.C.
The Baby ChaseHow Surrogacy is Transforming the American Family
St. Martin’s Press
Once considered a desperate, even morally suspect option, surrogacy is now sweeping headlines, transforming the lives of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Elton John, and changing the face of the American family. But how much do we really know about it?
St. Martin’s Griffin
At 22, Leslie Morgan Steiner seemed to have it all: good looks, a Harvard diploma, a glamorous job in New York City. Plus a handsome, funny boyfriend who adored her. But behind her façade of success, this golden girl hid a dark secret. She’d made a mistake shared by millions: she fell in love with the wrong person.
Leslie Morgan Steiner talks about her experience as a domestic violence survivor.
All moms know that motherhood is the hardest “job” we’ve ever tackled. The most difficult battle rages inside each mother’s head, as we struggle to feel at peace with our own unique and wonderful approach to parenthood. In a world filled with messages about everything moms supposedly do wrong, we need to focus instead on how much we are all doing right as we seek to balance working and raising children.
The Baby Chase
Once considered a desperate, even morally suspect option, surrogacy is now sweeping headlines, transforming the lives of celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Elton John, and changing the face of the American family. But how much do we really know about it? And is it really as easy and accessible – emotionally, financially, legally and physically – as magazines make it out to be? We often hear about successful outcomes, but little about the journey – about the precious hope that starts it all, the ups and downs of finding a surrogate, the heartache and obstacles, the risks and expenses at every step, or the unbelievable joy when years of determination pay off.
“In steady, intimate prose punctuated by surprising, refreshing streaks of humor… this courageous, empowering survival story brings the phrase ‘battered woman’ into terrifying focus.”
“[Readers will] cheer as Steiner… slowly regains her sense of self and escapes this crazy love.”
—The Washington Post